Salary for Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Also known as:  Cold Header Operator, Forging Roll Operator, Header Setup Operator, Spike Machine Operator, Swager Operator, Swaging Machine Operator

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The main duty of this employee is to install, operate, tend, and test forging machines that bend and twist metal and plastic into different structural shapes. To be considered for this position, completion of high school or its equivalency is usually necessary. Once hired, an employer usually requires up to a year of formal on-site job training before an employee can start work.

A Metal or Plastic Forging Machine Setter/Operator usually gets an average wage ranging from 24000 to 36000 based on experience and education levels. Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic receive an average compensation of Thirty Three Thousand Nine Hundred dollars each year.

Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic can make the highest salaries in Washington, where they can earn average wages of approximately $41190. People with these jobs can receive the highest pay in Manufacturing, where they earn wages of $33860.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 15.88 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders tend to make the most in the following industries
Wholesale Trade $33,860
Manufacturing $33,820
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $21,360
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $21,360
Manufacturing $33,820
Wholesale Trade $33,860
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